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Old 02-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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Something went wrong there.

http://www.valleygreenusa.com/

I'm guessing this is OK since we're already a Moose River Media advertiser?
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:33 AM
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Something went wrong there.

http://www.valleygreenusa.com/

I'm guessing this is OK since we're already a Moose River Media advertiser?
What went wrong. I was at three of their open houses last week and they seemed fine. Lots of folks and food. Turfcobob
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:32 AM
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Bob,

He meant that something went wrong with his previous post so he had to repost the URL, not that something went wrong at the open house.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:50 PM
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What went wrong. I was at three of their open houses last week and they seemed fine. Lots of folks and food. Turfcobob
Something went wrong with the link I posted. The T3000 was/is awesome!

I've used &/or sold nearly every spreader/sprayer. I've also built a few Cushmans with Vicons with both dry & wet booms. The T3000 looks & handles like a very capable machine. Every area of concern looks well built.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:24 PM
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What are the pros and cons of the T3000 vs the Z's?
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:52 PM
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Tried the T3000, I'm sold! Thanks Larry!
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:04 AM
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What are the pros and cons of the T3000 vs the Z's?
Was it the ability to climb hills that won you over?
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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Wow - that's about 4 times what I thought it might be!

Same here I was thinking around 2.5 to 3k which is probably what the cost is to make it so at 8k....they are making some money.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:05 PM
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Not sure what you mean, but I will share what I know.

Here's the deal (and I will ignore snide remarks). TURFCO tested several engine manufacturers, engine sizes, etc. Honda, Kohler, Kawasaki, etc. Heck -- they tried everything before making sound business decisions. Only engine that held up was the Intec. They tested engines for corrosion resistance, ability to withstand power washing, horsepower, longevity, etc, etc.

We bought the FIRST T3000 production unit. We changed the engine oil only one time this whole year! After the first 40 hours, we changed the oil....used 10W-30 Castrol Syntec motor oil. Currently, our T3000 has not used any oil whatsoever, and it still looks clear after 250 hours on the last oil change. Has plenty of horsepower to climb 45 degree hills -- which we have done (not recommended).

I will answer any questions I can regrarding our ride-on experiences. I know lots of you are interested in what can make you money (so are we). I ain't no expert -- but have tested five different ride-on manufacturers.
I wouldn't recommend B&S and would actually tell anyone to steer clear. It isn't just hype or some marketing nonsense, but I would put ANY Honda, Suzuki or Kawi above any B&S including the Intek's which I have owned. They haven't field tested them for years like many of us have.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:00 PM
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hugh -- I understand where you are coming from. We had the same concerns.

As far as Briggs engines, we have about 400 hours on our first T3000 (April 2008). Oil consumption = zero. Performance = still the same as a new engine. More than enough power too.

I agree that Honda is good. In fact, I still use an 8 hp Honda in my truck everyday, and I bought it in 1991.

I'm 55 years old, but I still try to keep an open mind. We shelled out a 15 hp Kawasaki engine recently, and it had less than 2000 hours on it on an Exmark mower. So go figure.

Hugh - I'm thinking you may have had a bad experience with Briggs engines in the past. So be it, but Briggs has made quality changes over recent years.

So until the newer Briggs (commercial grade) engines start leaking oil, loosing compression, or have a short lifespan , we'll continue to rely on them.

I'm not the only guy in town who realizes that Briggs commercial engines are good. Just look at other ride-on manufacturers who have "made the switch".

Bottom line -- we are extremely pleased with our newer Briggs engines. They start on the first pull, and they have never failed. Made in the USA.

NOTE: Briggs (Milwaukee, WI) hired techs from Harley Davidson ( Milwaukee, WI) to improve engine quality & spec tolerance. (bet nobody knew this)

Our 2 cents. canadaflag:
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